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Welcome to Ashland ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ashland. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ashland to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ashland, please Contact Us.


Ashland would have been located within present day Providence County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Ashland, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ashland. The community came to an end when it was inundated by the Scituate Reservoir. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Ashland..

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ashland is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Ashland was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Ashland once stood is in the (401) area code.

Websites for Ashland ...

Junior League:   www.jlri.org/

Adding Ashland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Ashland in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Ashland elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Rhode Island (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ashland on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ashland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 56 communities that are also named Ashland - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi (4), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ashland.

Communities near Ashland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ashland.

  • Providence [Providence County]
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    • Providence [Providence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,883 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
  • Cranston [Providence County]
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    • Cranston [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,456 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranston
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Pawtucket [Providence County]
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    • Pawtucket [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 72,117 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawtucket
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • East Providence [Providence County]
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      • East Providence [Providence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 47,618 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Providence
    • Attleboro [Bristol County]
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      • Attleboro [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 45,237 people
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    • Woonsocket [Providence County]
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      • Woonsocket [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 41,751 people
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    • Cumberland [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
      • Cumberland [Providence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
    • Coventry [Kent County]
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      • Coventry [Kent County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
    • North Providence [Providence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Providence
      • North Providence [Providence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Ashland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Providence

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Ashland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ashland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Ashland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ashland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashland. See our Newspapers Page for Ashland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ashland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Providence, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ashland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ashland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ashland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ashland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7880, Longitude: -71.6013       In this case, the coordinates for Ashland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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